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Share 1GB Files On Facebook In Just A Second Using PIPE APP

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Ever used drop-box, well, imagine drop-box on Facebook. On 10th Wednesday July, Simon Hossell launched Pipe, a peer-to-peer file-sharing app for Facebook along the lines of Dropbox. The beauty about Pipe is that it’s a simple way for people to share big files on Facebook, a service that Facebook had not provided. The Pipe app allows users to simply drag and drop a file for a friend to receive it directly

“We’ve worked really hard to make Pipe this simple,” Simon Hossell, founder and chief executive of Pipe, said in a statement. “We’ve made the technology invisible.”

The company took its time in beta, laboring since May 2012 with a smaller cohort of users, to work out bugs and raise funds.

It works for any type of file up to 1 gigabyte. That’s enough space for around 15 hours of music or even some shorter full-length movies. It’s done in real time, but if the receiving friend is offline, the file can be retrieved later from a locker. That locker can only store 100 megabytes, but there’s no limit on the number of lockers available to a given user.

And the files aren’t passing through Facebook, instead going directly from one computer to the other, keeping privacy worries related to the network at bay.

The App became available on the Facebook App Center at 6 a.m on Wednesday 10th. The other advantage is that the receiver does not need to have the app, if a sender has the app, then that’s all. That means usage is likely to spread virally, as one friend sends files to another, who automatically gets the app in order to download the files. Pipe is desktop-bound for now, but a mobile version is said to be in the works.

Just drag & drop a file into the Pipe and your friend receives it, magically. Pipe creates a direct & secure connection between your two computers. So with Pipe you can transfer a file quickly & easily – and it stays private. Support for all file formats, up to 1GB.

Go to app: https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/pipeapp

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Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa, a perfect one stop serene place for all your body care

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Not so many places around town will have you get all your body services at a one stop. Serenity Saloon and Spa is one of those places that will not need you place to place, the Kimathi based Saloon and Spa has services ranging from makeup, weaving, braids, dreadlocks, massage, pedicure & manicure, facial, body scrub, hair treatment, tattoos and physiotherapy services.

From those that have been at the place, the customer care is excellent and in a conducive and mind relaxing environment that has FREE WIFI. Because we have been there to experience the ambiance, the place is convenient for all classes of people including the working class because it opens through all 24 hours.

While is remains a classy saloon and Spa the charges are relatively friendly. Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa is located at Kimathi Avenue, Pan African House, next to Kampala Casino.

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Jan Malan jets in ahead of the Uganda International Fashion Show

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Jan Malan poses for a photo with Santa Anzo, the brains behind the Uganda International Fashion Show.

Jan Malan poses for a photo with Santa Anzo, the brains behind the Uganda International Fashion Show.

By Our Reporter

Celebrated global fashion producer Jan Malan is in the country. The fashion icon will direct the sixth edition of the Uganda International Fashion Week slated to take place this Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 4th at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Jan Malan will also be a guest speaker at the Fashion Business Symposium scheduled to take place on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Serena’s Victoria Hall. Malan will discuss technology and globalization versus African fashion.

He has staged high profile shows in over 37 cities on four continents and has a clientele that boasts of names such as Elton John, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Mercedes-Benz.

Malan said Uganda is one of his favorite countries to go to in Africa and he promised all the fashion enthusiasts a scintillating showcase at the grand finale that will take place on Sunday at Serena’s Victoria Hall from 6pm to 10pm.

“Precision. I don’t do mediocrity. Surprises. I take each designer’s vision and interpret what they are trying to do with the collection. I will create the music, the lights and the choreography too,” said Malan about his preparation for the show.

Tickets for the business symposium are at Shs 10, 000. Fashion fanatics and designers will be lectured about the business behind fashion.

Different fashion designers will be showcasing at the grand finale. The designers to look out from South Africa are Judith Artelier, Alvado Creations and the duo Mmuso Maxwell.

Our very own fashion designers Santa Anzo, Fatuma Asha, Abbas Kaijuka, Stella Atal and Paula Butagira will be representing Uganda on the runway.

Tickets for the grand finale can be bought at Arapapa and Serena. Front row seats will cost Shs250,000, V.I.P goes for Shs200,000 while the general tickets go for Shs100,000.



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Renowned Fashion producer Jan Malan to headline Fashion Business Symposium

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Jan MalanBy Our Reporter

Renowned Fashion producer Jan Malan will be one of the key guests at the 6th edition of the Uganda International Fashion week slated for 2nd to 4th August, 2019 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Malan, who specializes in the production and direction of special events for stage and television in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and music, will be speaking at the fashion business symposium where he will be discussing technology and globalization versus African fashion.

The symposium will happen on August 3rd.

Who is Jan Malan?

Jan Malan is a show director/producer that has staged high profile productions in 38 cities on four continents. He specializes in the production and direction of special events for stage and television in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and music.

Apart from a myriad of productions in Africa, Malan has directed several shows on schedule at New York Fashion Week between 2000 & 2018. This included working for Fern Mallis, New York Fashion Week founder as a venue manager.

He has had some of the world’s most sought after models on his runways. Industry icons such as Karlie Kloss, Alek Wek, Liya Kebede, Behati Prinsloo, Maria Borges, Chanel Iman, Lara Stone, Coco Rocha, Tyson Beckford and Freja Beha Erichsen, as well as legends such as Pat Cleveland and Grace Jones.

In 2013, he won an Award from African Fashion International for Outstanding contribution to African Fashion.

Malan is constantly looking for fresh and captivating venues for his shows, which have been held in unique locations such as train stations, bridges, art galleries, piers, city halls and theatre spaces.



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